Everyday, I try something new on my sewing machines. It is important to know what my machine is capable of and recognize the need and usefulness of the accessories and attachments available.  There are many to techniques to choose from on any given day, while working with the varied projects.  For the last 8 months or so I have had the use of the Bernina 780.  (read more here)  to share the spotlight with my other machines, the Bernina 640 (purchased by me in 2010), and my 30 year old Bernina serger.

I wrote a detailed post to help you understand more about how to take full advantage of your machine  when sewing stretchy and slippery fabrics.   Check out article on the WeAllSew Blog.

Thanks for following along and as always, email me if you have any questions.

Thanks.

I’m excited to bring to you my first DIY tutorial to make a shrug for the holidays or just to go over your favorite tank top or strapless dress. 

 DIY Last-Minute Holiday Party Shrug Project

Go to the WeAllSew website for complete details and instructions to make the DIY Shrug before your holiday party.

DIY Holiday Party Shrug Tutorial by www.sewtofit.com (Back)
I have had the dress for about 9 years, but since it has a cut out sleeveless bodice, it wasn’t always feasible to wear for every event I had wanted to attend.  My inspiration for this project came when I was trying to figure out a way to combine the idea of a lace cape and an infinity scarf as a coverup.  
DIY Holiday Party Shrug Tutorial by www.sewtofit.com
I really hope you enjoy the tutorial, and will give it a try.
Until next time…stay sharp.

PJ’s for game day. Win or lose, it’s always so much fun to watch our Texans football games with the family. Even more fun when we dress the part.

Sewing Texans Football lounge pants and pajamas on sewtofit.com

These are the coolest pjs I have made. Not because they are Texans fabric, but because I get to sew and enjoy the things I love with my “Mini-me”.

Sewing Texans NFL Football lounge pants and pajamas on sewtofit.com

Man, I get so much joy from sewing with my granddaughter!! It takes me back to the days when I watched and sometimes joined in to help my mom. Though, I think then, she did most of the sewing.

Sewing Texans NFL Football lounge pants and pajamas on sewtofit.com

I made my pair using the easy Simplicity pattern 2414. It’s a pattern meant for cargo pants. But I just left off the pockets. What drew me to this pattern is that the waistband was separate and had 3 elastic channels plus buttonholes and a drawstring.

Sewing Texans NFL Football lounge pants and pajamas on sewtofit.com

For Mini-me I self-drafted a pair from a sloper I use from my Cameo Professional pattern design software by Wild Ginger.

We sewed these on the sweet, 780 sewing and embroidery computer on loan to me from the lovely folks at BerninaUSA! All the serger finishing were done on my Bernina serger (bought by me 30 years ago!!).

Sewing Texans NFL Football lounge pants and pajamas on sewtofit.com BerninaUSA

The eye cover is copied from another pair I had. The sweet detail about them is the nose guard that helps keep the light out.

Sewing Texans NFL Football lounge pants and pajamas on sewtofit.com

These are the lounger/pants my students sew in my beginner sewing classes. They are roomy and very comfortable. Make yourself a pair. (I almost sound like a commercial. 😇. That’s pattern reviews for you.

Sewing NFLl lounge pants and pajamas on sewtofit.com with the Bernina 780 for BerninaUSA

Catch me at the game next week, I’m confident our boys will do better.

Saints and Dallas fans need not comment!!